IBPS PO 2018

IBPS PO 2018: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification for the 4252 posts of Probationary Officers. Candidates can apply online only from 14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018. The exam will be completed in 3 phases, Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Preliminary examinati online on 18.11.2018 and results of the examination will be declared in the month of December.

IBPS PO 2018 : Important Dates | Tentative

Events Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)   14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training September 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 01.10.2018 to 07.10.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary October 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018,
20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary October/ November 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main November 2018
Online Examination – Main 18.11.2018
Declaration of Result – Main December 2018
Download of call letters for interview January 2019
Conduct of interview January / February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

IBPS PO Vacancies

Category wise vacancies of IBPS PO 2018 for 20 Banks are as following :

IBPS PO vaccancies
credit: ibps.in

IBPS PO Structure of Examination

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary examination will be of 100 marks consisting of 30 questions of English (30 marks), 35 questions of Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks) and 35 questions of Reasoning Ability (35 marks). The duration of the exam will be one hour.

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for
each test
(Separately timed)
1 English Language 30 30 English 20 min
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English & Hindi 20 min
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 English & Hindi 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

IBPS PO Main Examination

The main examination will be of three hours and of 200 marks – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (45 questions of 60 marks), General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness (40 questions of 40 marks), English Language (35 questions of 40 marks) and Data Analysis & Interpretation (35 questions of 60 marks). In addition to this, a test of 30 minutes will be of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for
each test
(Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 min
2 General / Banking / Economy Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 min
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 min
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 min
Total 155 200 3 hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 min

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility

Educational Eligibility

Any Indian citizen with degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit

Minimum 20 years
Maximum 30 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit

SC/ST – 5 years
OBC – 3 years
PH with Benchmark disability – 10 years
Ex-serviceman – 5 years
Domicile of J&K during 01.01.80 to 31.12.89 – 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots – 5 years

How to Apply for IBPS PO

  • Go to Online Application.
  • Register yourself –  click on CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION, fill the particulars and receive provisional Registration No. and Password.
  • Download the instruction and read it carefully.
  • Keep these things ready before filling the form :
    • Photograph –  200 x 230 pixels (preferred), 20 – 50 kb in jpeg format
    • Signature – 140 x 60 pixels (preferred), 10 – 20 kb in jpeg format
    • Left Thumb Impression – 140 x 60 pixels (preferred), 10 – 20 kb in jpeg format
    • Self hand written declaration
    • ( Read ANNEXURE III of the Notification carefully for Guidelines on scanning and Upload of Documents)

  • Log in with User Id and Password provided by IBPS after registration.
  • Fill the form carefully. After successful submission of form the candidate will receive acknowledgement message on his or her email and Mobile No. 


The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking,
IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets .
Candidate should take out the  print of  e-receipt generated after successful completion of the transaction.

IBPS is an autonomous body for hiring banking staffs on behalf of public sector banks.
Check detailed notification: IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification.

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